Golfzon Leadbetter Academy Palm Desert


Master Instructor

Matt Denzer

Master Certified Golf Instructor

Originally from Central Florida, Matt was introduced to the game of golf at the age of ten by his father. Matt had a successful junior golf career and received a scholarship to attend Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. While at Eckerd, Matt became the captain of his college golf team, and then led the “Tritons” to their first-ever tournament victory.

After graduating, Matt began taking lessons at a Leadbetter Golf Academy with a certified golf instructor. He was so impressed with the teaching methods he was learning, he decided to forego his pursuit of playing golf professionally and joined the Leadbetter team in 2003.

Since becoming a GLA Certified Golf Instructor Matt has had the opportunity to travel to many of the Leadbetter academies and work with some of the best players in the world. Matt has spent summers in Vail, Colorado, and also taught in Naples, Florida; Nemacolin, Pennsylvania, and Half Moon Bay, Jamaica.
In 2016 and 2018 Matt was chosen as a Golf Digest Top Instructor under the age of 40 and in 2017 Matt was also chosen as Golf Digest Best Teacher by State -FL, as well as Leadbetter Teacher of the Year.

Presently, Matt resides in Palm Desert, CA with his wife Julie and three children. Matt serves as the Academy Director in Whistler, British Columbia and Palm Desert, CA.


Jeff Decker

Golf Instructor

Jeff Decker grew up in Indiana and began playing golf at the age of 7. After an accomplished high school career, Jeff attended Vincennes University on a golf scholarship.

After college, Jeff got his start in the golf business, becoming an assistant Golf Professional. Jeff has traveled all over the southeast working in various locations including Houston, Atlanta, Jamaica and ultimately settling down in Jupiter, FL in 2013 at PGA National Resort and Spa.

Jeff has a passion for the game of golf and joins our team with over 25 years experience in the golf industry. Jeff believes in a fundamental approach to the game and loves teaching players of all levels.

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Private Lessons are tailored to the student’s need and include Video Swing Analysis and personalized instruction video with voice-over.